Judge Upholds Restraining Order Against Alum Rock Union School Board Trustee Khanh Tran

An Alum Rock school trustee’s comments about kicking ass and lining folks up in front of a firing squad got him banned from the dais.

Alum Rock Trustee Hit With Restraining Order for Verbally Attacking Superintendent

ARUSD Superintendent Hilaria Bauer filed a stay-away order against a trustee who threatened violence against her at an Aug. 9 meeting.

Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury: Alum Rock School District’s Board Majority Should Resign

Yet another report came out that puts the troubled Alum Rock Union Elementary School District in a bad light.

Alum Rock Schools Chief Spared the Axe; Trustees Partially Cut Ties With Shady Contractor

Reform advocates in Alum Rock Union Elementary School District celebrated some major victories Tuesday.

Did Alum Rock Board President Esau Herrera Play Hooky to Attend a Luis Miguel Concert?

Alum Rock Union board president Esau Herrera reportedly skipped an important meeting last week to watch the Mexican pop sensation.

Alum Rock Union School District Ousts Fiery Board President

The Alum Rock Union School District gave incendiary board president Khanh Tran the boot only to appoint a like-minded successor.

Judge Makes Correct Call on Flawed Teacher Tenure Laws

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu ruled last week that five provisions of the state education code are unconstitutional, including teacher tenure, sending shock waves from Eureka to San Diego.

Best Hopes to Alter Education Status Quo

I fear we are entering a new cycle of benign neglect of school reform, where the status quo continues and student achievement results do not match the urgency of the time. Yet there are some true reformers that should be mentioned.

Protest Planned for School Board Meeting

Parents of Alum Rock Union School District students, community members and Somos Mayfair plan to protest in advance of tonight’s school board meeting and the potential appointment of a new board member. The protest, which is scheduled to start 30 minutes before the 6pm board meeting, hopes to sway trustees Esau Herrera, Dolores Marquez and Andres Quintero from appointing a new board member before Karen Martinez joins the board in December. Martinez won a trustee seat in this month’s election and the county does not certify results until Dec. 4.

Lame Duck School Board Scrambles to Appoint New Member

Will school board and council loser Patricia Martinez-Roach, shown at left with unsuccessful council candidates Brian O’Neill and Steve Klein and labor leader Cindy Chavez in June, get appointed to Alum Rock as a consolation prize?

Alum Rock Union School District trustees are making moves to fill a vacancy left by Darcie Green’s departure. School board watchers believe the existing majority has settled on one of two candidates: Patricia Martinez-Roach, who lost two elections this year; and Javier Gonzalez, who was passed over for a county education post. The apparent fast-tracking of the process has created a firestorm in the community.